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Root I rooted!!! Is there a free wireless tether app?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by danielkogan, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. danielkogan

    danielkogan Member
    Thread Starter

    I rooted!!! Is there a free wireless tether app?


  2. qcom

    qcom Well-Known Member

    That's what I was just about to post! :)

    I'm trying out this one right now..
  3. danielkogan

    danielkogan Member
    Thread Starter

    that didn't seem to work for me...
  4. Scholar

    Scholar Newbie

    The following pertains to lapdock use:

    Barnacle worked flawlessly. Wifi Tether required that I change the network proxy to default before it worked.
  5. ad78

    ad78 Newbie

    i rooted and went to mobile hotspot and it activate itself... i did not create a apn or whatsoever
  6. Droid_Genius

    Droid_Genius Android Enthusiast

    Hows the root? I am waiting on some people to cook up some Nice ROMs before i switch cause I am due for an upgrade, I love my iPhone and display but if Apple doesn't change this tired interface, here I come Android.
  7. freedom1911

    freedom1911 Newbie

    Not sure if this is what your looking for. And I'm not sure if this will work on a rooted phone.
    Go to the Android Market and get Quick settings app.
    Open it and click on your phones menu button normally next to the home button. Select customize. At next screen find wifi hotspot in the list. Put finger on gray lines to right of words, after a second you can drag that function up to the top of the screen.
    Back out of that screen and then turn wifi hotspot on.
    My phone is not rooted, this app works great on my phone.
  8. qcom

    qcom Well-Known Member

    Actually, I found this how-to over at the Atrix Forums which doesn't even require a root!!

    I have personally tried this and it works flawlessly! :D
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  9. jb33

    jb33 Lurker

    Working for me, but no Access Control. Getting about 1.25Mb/s D, and .29Mb/s U from computer tethered to phone. That's consistent with tested phone speeds as well (San Rafael, CA.)

    But I was really uneasy with the level of information access the app required. Can anyone can confirm it is trust worthy?

  10. jb33

    jb33 Lurker

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  11. jb33

    jb33 Lurker

    i'm using speedtest.net to test the barnacle tethered computer and phone on back to back tests to same server. speeds are varying a lot, but I seem to regularly see the computer get > 4Mbps, while the phone itself tops out about 1.5Mbps. Any theories as to why?
  12. HyperM3

    HyperM3 Android Enthusiast

    Thank you for the link! Brilliant and it just worked perfectly. Now, Im going to post the settings because I want to ask a question about them:

    Name: AT&T
    APN: wap.cingular
    Proxy: leave blank
    Port: 80
    Server: leave blank
    MMSC: http://mmsc.cingular.com
    MMS Proxy: wireless.cingular.com
    MMS Port: 80
    Authentication Type: leave blank
    APN Type: leave blank

    Do you think if we leave the "Name" blank, will that keep the AT&T from showing up at the top of the notification bar?
  13. R1ckyb0nd

    R1ckyb0nd Lurker

    Does each method change the data usage type on your bill to wap.cingular?
    Or does that only happen when you create a new APN?
  14. ataraxia

    ataraxia Lurker

    Of all the Wireless Tether apps.. has anyone found one that particularly works well with the Atrix?

    When I had my OG Droid, Barnacle worked better instead of Android WiFi Tether. Has anyone tested a number of them?
  15. ad78

    ad78 Newbie

    its still accumulating your subscription whether you are on 2GB limit etc...

    yes, its free but if you excess for 2GB limit they will charge you.

    im trying to find out if there is an APN rather than wap.cingular?

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